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Are you not pleased with your Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, or do you feel as though the questions you received were not fair? The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has established a re-testing policy to ensure the validity and security of the GMAT exam for all takers. This means that you do not have to settle with your first scores, but you can take the test as many times as you want until you are happy with your scores. Now there are some restrictions, so truly you can take it “as many times as you want” but only within certain timeframes to make it fair for all GMAT takers.

GMAT Retake Policy:

  • You may take the graduate management admission test once every 31 calendar days and no more than 5 times in a rolling 12-month period.
  • This re-test policy also applies if your score from a test administration within the allotted time period is canceled by you, Pearson VUE, and/or GMAC
  • GMAT customer service representatives and GMAT test administrators are not authorized to waive or modify the retest policy for any reason
  • If a score of 800 or greater is received, you are prohibited from taking the Graduate Management Admission Test for 5 years from the exam date.
  • If you take the GMAT more often than allowed, such as twice within 30 days or taking the GMAT more than 5 times in a 12 month year, your new test scores will not be reported and you will forfeit the fee of taking the test. You may also be prohibited from future GMAT attempts and subject to other courses of action.
  • In such cases where a GMAT violation is not immediately identified (such as inconsistent registration information, for example), and your scores are reported, your score will be canceled and your score report recipients will be informed of the cancellation.

Retest Policy Appeals Policy:

A request to take the GMAT test more than 5 times in a 12 month period must be submitted in writing to:

  • Pearson VUE
    Attention: Request for GMAT Retest Exception
    5601 Green Valley Drive
    Bloomington, MN 55437
  • All requests will only be considered after taking your fifth test within 12 months
  • Exceptions to the retake policy are subject to the discretion of GMAC and will only be granted for compelling reasons.
  • Please expect up to 8 weeks to receive an answer.